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Agatino Rizzo
Agatino Rizzo

Agatino Rizzo

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493438
T3063 Luleå

Academic Profile

I am an architect/engineer and urban planner educated and working in Europe with past work experiences in Asia (Malaysia, Qatar, etc.). I am the head of subject and chair of the architecture research group at LTU which includes about 25 people with a yearly turn over of 2.5 mEur. My work focuses on the nexus between cities and resources (energy and materials), urban experiments/labs, and participatory design/planning. My aim is to develop knowledge for a more resource-inclusive (resourceful) society. I have worked as PI and co-PI in a number of research projects funded by the Qatar National Research Fund, EU Commission's framework programme, Swedish Energy Agency, Formas, and Vinnova. My work has been published in academic journals and books as well as popularized in other media outlets such as CNN International, Domus, and MONU.


Research Projects/Activities


Article in journal

Blue-Green Infrastructure for All Seasons: The Need for Multicolored Thinking (2022)

Sagrelius. P, Lundy. L, Blecken. G, Rizzo. A, Viklander. M
Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, Vol. 8, nr. 4
Article, review/survey

Transformative thinking and urban living labs in planning practice (2021)

a critical review and ongoing case studies in Europe
Rizzo. A, Habibipour. A, Ståhlbröst. A
Part of: European Planning Studies
Chapter in book

Transnational Urban Space in the Global South (2021)

Cases from Qatar and Malaysia
Rizzo. A
Part of: Urban Challenges in the Globalizing Middle-East